Infertility is not just concerning women, but both men and women can be affected by fertility problems. “Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying,” womenshealth.gov. In the United States, about 9% of men and 11% of women of reproductive age have experienced infertility.
According to the National Institute of Health
- In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the man.
- In one-third of infertile couples, the problem can’t be identified or is with both the man and woman.
- In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the woman.
But a new study has found that drinking a regular dose or two cups of coffee a day can boost sperm count and helps prevents infertility.
Contrary to the previous studies stating that coffee intake may cause low sperm count, the latest study recommends that men should be drinking two cups of coffee a day for an optimal amount of boost not just for the body but as well in sperm count.
The researchers have analyzed data from 500 couples trying to have a baby of the potential impact of caffeine on fertility.
Dr. Sunni Mumford, the lead author of the study from the US National Institutes of Health, said, according to The Telegraph: “We were somewhat surprised by the results through the research on male caffeine intake and its effects on fertility is pretty mixed.”
“These results highlight the importance of lifestyle factors in both male and female partners during sensitive windows of reproduction to influence fecundability, and the need for appropriate preconception guidance for couples seeking pregnancy.”
Giving her remarks on the study, Professor Sheena Lewis of Queen’s University Belfast, an expert in reproduction said, “caffeine may boost male fertility because it affects two of the body’s chemicals, adenosine triphosphate, and guanosine triphosphate.”
“Caffeine prevents these chemicals breaking down so more energy is available to cells, including sperm, so they can swim faster or longer,” she explained. “It is good news because lots of infertility is caused by sperm that are poor swimmers.”
Thus this research sounds promising for couples who are trying to have a baby especially for men to boost their sperm count, but this study needs to shed more light and conduct in-depth research before you dive in and alter your caffeine intake.